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English adjective: unproductive

1. unproductive not producing or capable of producing

SamplesElimination of high-cost or unproductive industries.

Similarbootless, dry, fruitless, futile, nonproductive, sleeveless, vain

See alsoinfertile, sterile, uncreative, unfertile, unprofitable


2. unproductive not producing desired results

SamplesThe talks between labor and management were unproductive.

Similarineffective, ineffectual, uneffective

Antonymseffective, effectual, efficacious

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